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to the aspirations of people for jobs, housing, health care, retirement security and the education of their children. we are still there, yet we're still pursuing wars abroad and doing military buildups. this is the direction america is going, and it is the wrong direction. >> congressman, your colleagues, your republican colleagues in the house have a different perspective. speaking on fox news, mike mulvaney of south carolina blamed the democratic-led senate for the impasse in negotiations on the so-called fiscal cliff while speaking on fox news. >> the house has extended these tax rates for everybody in the entire country, which is exactly the correct policy as we see it. the senate has refused to take it up. the senate could fix it today if they wanted to. but interest in while harry reid is in the well today and the senate complaining about mr. boehner, he has not this -- is not scheduled a discussion today on the fiscal cliff, which is absurd rid the house has done its job in the senate could fix this today if they wanted to. >> that was mike mulvaney of south carolina. >> it has to be transla
, the education system, and how a litany of stresses on the family environment is leading to what he calls the "destruction of the american childhood." >> in the united states right now, there are three million children receiving stimulant medications for adhd. >> adhd means? >> attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. and there are about half-a- million kids in this country receiving heavy-duty anti- psychotic medications, medications such as are usually given to adult schizophrenics to regulate their hallucinations. but in this case, children are getting it to control their behavior. so what we have is a massive social experiment of the chemical control of children's behavior, with no idea of the long-term consequences of these heavy-duty anti-psychotics on kids. and i know that canadians statistics just last week showed that within last five years, 43 there's been a 43 percent increase in the rate of dispensing of stimulant prescriptions for add or adhd, and most of these are going to boys. in other words, what we're seeing is an unprecedented burgeoning of the diagnosis. and i should
education, that person should be considered literate and should able to register to vote. those of us in the student nonviolent coordinating committee took the position that the only qualification for being able to register to vote in america should be that of age and residency, nothing more or anything less. we wanted a much stronger bill. but the whole idea of the march was not to support a particular piece of legislation. it was a march for jobs and freedom. it was a coalition of conscience to say to the congress and say to the president of the united states, "you must act." we didn't think that the proposed bill was commensurate to all of the suffering, to the beatings, to the jailing, to the killing that had occurred in the south. amy goodman: congressman john lewis. he's just written a new book called across that bridge: life lessons and a vision for change. i'll continue the interview with him in a moment. [break] amy goodman: "ain't gonna let nobody turn me round," the sncc freedom singers, a group that traveled the country singing and fundraising for the student nonviolent co
. the purposeful _ -- underfunding of food, education, water, housing. the very thing that contributes to our premature deaths. he is talking about more dialogue. look where it has brought us? in the last 20 years, every single socio-economic indicator for first nations has gone down hill. when you look at the mandate of indian affairs, they only have one job. of those 5000 bureaucrats to use up billions of our dollars have to improve the social well-being of first nations in this country, and they have built over and over again. dialogue is not going to do it. it is only one of the action. >> can you talk a little bit about how the idle no more protests tie into the national movement against tar sands, the tar sands pipeline? >> when you think about it, this movement has been in the works for several years. i know myself and many others have been working to and former first nations about what is happening on their territory is not just in terms of the funding cuts, but also politically. and then what is happening in terms of the aggressive resourced of element that is is happening without ou
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